High School

Effective June 9, 2017, the Hadley announces the closure of its High School Diploma Program to "NEW" enrollments. Please be aware that as an active student enrolled in the program prior to this date, you will be permitted to finish your studies. However, it is essential that you adhere to your official program completion date. No extensions will be granted. If you have not completed your coursework by the deadline established, you will be cancelled from the program. Please contact Anna Sechorz at Anna@hadley.edu or via telephone at 800-526-9909 if you are not aware of your expected completion date.

Hadley's High School (HS) Program features academic courses and electives for students who wish to earn a high school diploma. Learn more about Hadley’s High School Diploma Program in PDF format or in RTF format.

Two options are available to HS students:

  • Earn a Hadley Diploma: Transfer credit earned from your previous high school or earn all 16 Carnegie Units with Hadley.
  • Transfer Hadley Course Credit to Your Local School: If you are earning a diploma at your local high school, you have the option of supplementing your program with Hadley course credit.

Hadley students range in age from 14 through adulthood and come from a variety of educational experiences. Hadley's diploma program is ideal for those who wish to earn a high school diploma for career opportunities or for personal achievement.

Note: Admission policies and procedures vary among schools. Additional coursework outside of Hadley may be required for students interested in pursuing post-secondary education.


You are eligible to apply for enrollment in the HS program if you reside in the U.S. and you are legally, progressively or functionally visually impaired; at least 14 years old; and able to read and understand courses written in high school level English.

Why Enroll?

  • Earn a nationally recognized Hadley High School diploma.
  • Transfer Hadley High School credits to obtain a diploma locally.
  • Take blindness-specific courses that may not be available in your area.
  • Take courses in accessible media.
  • Prepare for employment.
  • Discover the joys of lifelong learning.

Program Requirements

To earn a Hadley diploma, you are required to complete 16 Carnegie Units:

  • English 3 Units
  • Math 2 Units
  • Science 2½ Units
  • Social Studies 2 Units
  • Vocational Ed ½ Unit
  • Foreign Language/Art/Music ½ Unit
  • Electives 5½ Units

Note: certain courses require written or typed answers.

Program Timeline

Effective, January 2016, Hadley's High School Program requirements have changed. The timeline for completion of the program, is based upon the number of Carnegie credits require to earn a diploma. Students have up to four (4) years to earn the full 16 credits required to earn a Hadley diploma. The number of years will vary for students who are transferring approved credit in from a previous school. See timeline schedule below:

  • 13-16 credits: 4 years
  • 9-12 credits: 3 years
  • 5-8 credits: 2 years
  • 1-4 credits: 1 year

Previous High School Credit

Hadley gives credit for most high school units previously completed in the U.S. Please send a copy of your official transcript(s) with your application so that your earned credits may be validated. Adjustments to the above requirements will be made based on accepted prior credit. If you are interested in the High School Program and would like more information before you apply, or if you are not sure if you are eligible to apply, contact Student Services.

View HS Program Courses

View or search our course listing online, download the course listing as a PDF file or an RTF file, or request a catalog by mail by accessing the link below.

View the HS course listing.